At the church I worship with each Sunday, we partake in a memorial we call communion or the Lord’s Supper where we “remember Christ’s death of the cross, and proclaim his resurrection until he comes again”. Sometimes before that time, we will sing a song called “Come to the Table of Mercy”.
Anyway, that song has rumaged through my head all morning, as the idea of giving and receiving mercy seems so strong with me today. (Especially living with a 15-year-old son – more about that later this week.)
Today, since the topic of extending mercy seems right on the tip of my mind, it seems appropriate to remind you of the benefits of being a merciful person. Oh, and quite simple reminder of a definition I found this morning – Mercy is like a judge finding you guilty, but then withholding any punishment.
17 The merciful man does himself good,
But the cruel man does himself harm. Proverbs 11:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
7 “Blessed arethe merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)